The Christchurch Terrorist was not a Lone Wolf

After the Christchurch shooter opened fire on worshippers during Friday prayers, he was described as a “lone wolf” whose world-view was fomented on internet forums. He was an introvert, a loner that was radicalised online and indulged his hatred for Islam in a violent rampage of death and destruction. This narrative is a convenient one, by suggesting he was an aberration, society can conveniently move on. Although calls to not mention the killer’s name come from a good place, it ignores a phenomenon taking root across the west, that of the rise of white nativism. Brenton…